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Philip Area team at State B wrestling

Clint Nelson, 215 lb. class, 4th at state. Photo by Deb Smith

After the Philip Area Scotties team tied for second place at the 2011 Region 4B Wrestling Tournament, it had nine athletes qualified for the Class "B" State Wrestling Tournament held at the Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

The top four wrestlers from the regional tournament's 14 weight classes advanced to the state tournament.

Philip Area individuals came back with two fourth places, one by Lane Blasius in the 130 pound weight division and one by Clint Nelson in the 215 pound weight division. The Scotties also brought back an eighth place trophy, by Chance Knutson in the 160 pound weight division.

Matt Donnelly, head coach for the Philip Area Scotties wrestling team, said, "We would like to thank everyone for their help and support. We see what we need to work on for next year. Now we need to do something about it."

Jed Brown, 103 lbs., 21-15 season record.

•pinned by Tyler Brown (Deuel), 4:42

•major decision by Jacob Thom (Tri-Valley), 2-13.

Chandlier Sudbeck, 125 lbs., 23-18.

•pinned by Alex Davies (Canton), 1:57

•major decision over Israel Appel (Sunshine Bible Academy), 11-3

•technical fall by Lance Merrick (Alcester-Hudson), 3:26.

Lane Blasius, 130 lbs., fourth place, 30-7.

•decision over Isaac Lundberg (CAN), 6-0

•decision over Jake Weisbrod (Clark-Willow Lake), 4-0

•major decision by Nathan Aesoph (Faulkton Area), 1-10

•decision over Colter Steinmetz (Hot Springs), 9-5

•decision by David Kocer (Wagner), 0-2.

Travis Nelson, 135 lbs., 26-14.

•major decision by Christian Haro (Bon Homme), 0-8

•decision over Kent Hall (FAU), 8-2

•decision by Austin Soukup (WAG), 1-4.

Reed Johnson, 140 lbs., 19-20.

•decision by Derek Mitzel (Aberdeen Roncalli), 4-8

•decision by Brady Cuka (WAG), 9-15.

Tanner Radway, 145 lbs., 19-17.

•decision by Derek Dickerson (WAG), 3-11

•pinned Yuya Mix (Kingsbury County), 3:40

•major decision by Jesse Peterson (CAN), 4-12.

Chance Knutson, 160 lbs., eighth place, 29-16.

•pinned by Eugene Martin (KC), 1:30

•decision over Wyatt Chicoine (Elk Point/Jefferson), 9-3

•decision over Jared McClug (Webster Area), 3-2

•pinned by Mike Braun (Burke/Gregory), 2:43

•decision by Derek Genzlinger (Howard), 6-11.

Bohdi Lytle, 171 lbs., 25-11.

•decision by Anthony Anderson (WAG), 1-3

•pinned Taylor Koehn (Marion/Freeman), 2:27

•decision by Taz Olson (Harding County), 5-9.

Clint Nelson, 215 lbs., fourth place, 27-9 (24-8).

•major decision over Sheldon Johnson (Flandreau), 14-0

•decision over Cameron Pudwill (Redfield/Doland), 6-12

•technical fall by Jack Carda (Kimball/White Lake), 6:00

•decision over Tanner Ovre (CAN), 8-5

•decision by Collin Jensen (Mobridge/Pollack), 4-9.